International Students

At Capitol Technology University, we provide relevant learning experiences — in engineering, computer sciences, information technologies and business — that lead to success in the evolving global community.

As an international student, you’ll appreciate our small class sizes, specialized degree programs and great location near Washington, DC. At this time, Capitol is only approved to admit international students for undergraduate programs.

Step 1: Review academic requirements

Review the academic requirements for first-time students or transfer students, whichever pertains to your situation. Please use this application to apply for your program.

International first-time students are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores. For transfer students, who have attended a college outside of the U.S. and wish to transfer credits into Capitol, transcripts must be evaluated by a recognized credential evaluation service.  A list can be found at

Students need a credential evaluation for HS transcripts.

Step 2: Submit TOEFL or alternative

Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have it submitted to Capitol Technology University (minimum score of 79 required); submit proof of completing a specified level of proficiency at an English language school; or submit proof of satisfactory completion of English courses at an accredited university or college within the United States.

Step 3: Submit a statement of finances

You must submit proof of sufficient financial resources for living and educational expenses. Documents must be original and current (within six months of your anticipated start date). Proof of financial support can be:  

A letter of sponsorship or scholarship from a government agency or corporation. This letter must outline specific billing procedures.  
A declaration and certification of finances on the second page on the international admissions application with supporting bank statements and employment verification.  
An original letter from each sponsor accompanied by supporting bank statements and/or employment verification.
If you are sponsored by individuals or family members, you must make a tuition deposit of $500 with Capitol Technology University prior to formal acceptance and issuance of an I-20 form (a form that certifies the student is eligible for “Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status”). An I-20 will be issued 10 to 14 days after the tuition deposit has been processed. Note that international students are not eligible for institutional scholarships or federal financial aid.

Step 4: Expect a decision within five weeks

You can expect an admissions decision within three to five weeks of submitting your completed application and necessary documents.